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wash to make clean by immersing in or applying water or other liquid, esp. if soap is also used. [20 definitions]
washable able to withstand being washed without fading, shrinking, or other damage.
wash-and-wear designating garments made of fabric entirely or mostly of quick-drying synthetic fibers so that little or no ironing is required after washing.
washbasin a basin to hold water for use in washing one's hands and face or small articles of clothing.
washboard a board with a ridged or corrugated surface of glass, metal, or other hard material, used for rubbing soil and stains out of clothing.
washbowl a basin to hold water for use in washing one's hands and face or small articles of clothing; washbasin.
washcloth a small cloth used for washing the body or face.
washday a designated day, often the same every week, for washing a household's dirty clothes and linens.
wash down to clean thoroughly with water or other liquid. [2 definitions]
wash drawing a monochrome drawing done in washes of transparent watercolor or India ink.
washed-out faded from having been washed many times. [2 definitions]
washed-up (informal) no longer successful or effective; failed or finished, often after a period of earlier success. [2 definitions]
washer someone or something that washes. [3 definitions]
washerwoman a woman who earns money washing clothes, bed linen, and the like; laundress.
wash goods fabrics or garments that can be washed without fading or being weakened.
washing the act or activity of using water, and often soap, to clean oneself or something else. [3 definitions]
washing machine a machine, now usu. automatic, that washes laundry.
washing soda a crystalline hydrated form of sodium carbonate, used as a general cleanser.
Washington a northwestern U.S. state on the Pacific between Canada and Oregon; Washington State. (abbr.: WA) [2 definitions]
Washington, D.C. the capital city of the United States of America; Washington.
wash one's dirty linen in public to make public embarrassing or shameful private facts about oneself or others.